The Honda Accord - middle class upper class claim to successfully establish themselves in the middle class, is 1976 Honda Accord before the Japanese manufacturer. The plan is to penetrate with luxurious versions also in the luxury class. Throughout its history model of Honda Accord is marketed inter alia as a Honda Vigor, Ascot, Honda Rafaga and Honda Torneo. The smaller middle class models are initially intended exclusively for export to Europe and North America. Only since the seventh generation, there is this version as a middle class car in Japan. Considering all vehicles sold together, Honda has sold the Accord since 1976 about 17.5 million times. This is the Honda Accord in the ranking of most cars sold worldwide in seventh place.